An Essay on the Composition of a Sermon Volume 2

An Essay on the Composition of a Sermon Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...them to do the si rst: Christianity binds them to observe the last. (4) Refute objections fully, Quintilian says, it is as much harder to defend than to accuse, as to heal a wound is harder than to make one. " Non sine causa tamen difsicilius semper est creditum (quo Cicero faepe testatur) defendere quam accufare-proponitur enim uno modo, varie dissolvitur---hinc mille flex us et artes desiderantur--accufationibus etiam mediocres in dicendo sufBcerunt: bonus defenses nemo, nisi qui eloquentiffimus suit. Nam ut quod fentio femel finiam, tanto est accufare quam defendere quanto facere quam fanarc vulnera facilius," Inst. v. 13. de Refutatione, Christianity was formed perfect by Jesus Christ as the human body was made by the creator, and in its original simplicity it required, nothing of literary sltill tq answer objections, for its enemies could fay nothing against it worth hearing: but after it fell into the butcher? Here, it may be asked, whether in stating objections to be answered it be proper to propose them all together at once, and then come to the answers, or whether they should be proposed and answered one by one? I suppose discretional good sense must serve for both guide and law upon this subject. If three or four objections regard only one part of the text, if each may be proposed and answered in a few words, it would not be amiss to propose these objections all together, distinguishing them however by first--second--third--this may be done agreeably: but if these objections regard different parts of the text, or different matters, if they require to be proposed at full length, and if it would also take some time to answer them, it would be an impertinence to propose them all together. In such a case they must be more

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  • English
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